From The CPCU Society:

Jerry Theodorou is the Director of the Finance, Insurance & Trade Policy Program. Jerry develops and advances effective free-market public policy solutions to complex issues where federal and state governments have intervened. In this episode, he weighs in on what social inflation is, climate change insurance, and questions the ethical role insurance plays in the nuanced complexities of our society.

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“People are talking a lot about inflation these days with 6% over-year inflation, but that’s economic inflation, which is driven by supply and demand. Social inflation is rising loss cost for reasons not driven by economic factors.”

“Institutional investors are looking for diversifying asset classes that are uncorrelated to credit and debt markets, and [litigation funding] is quite lucrative, but there are some ethical problems.”

“Something is happening. There are still climate change deniers, but the facts are air temperatures are rising and sea levels are rising.”

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